Liberia: Ruling CDC Pays Tribute to Representative Munah E Pelham-Youngblood

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MULBAH MORLU: The CDC is woefully devastated by the death of its most eloquent female warrior, Hon. Munah Pelham-Youngblood

His Excellency, George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia & Standard-bearer of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change

H.E. Jewel Howard-Taylor
Vice President of the Republic of Liberia
Dr. Bhofal Chambers, Speaker
Prof. Albert Chie, Pro temp Pore of the Senate
Members of the Cabinet
Foreign Guests
The Bereaved Family
The Governance Council of the Coalition for Democratic Change
Stalwarts, Gladiators & Militants of the Coalition for Democratic Change
Fellow Citizens
Ladies & Gentlemen;

The CDC is woefully devastated by the death of its most eloquent female warrior, Hon. Munah Pelham-Youngblood.

She will be eternally remembered by many for the many good initiatives she undertook in her near decade-long experience as a political reformer on women rights, the rights of the girl-child, women empowerment, and many more.

She will also be remembered at home and abroad as that energetic, bore & fearless Lawmaker who endlessly navigated domestic & regional power corridors, forcefully seeking the betterment of her people.

Munah’s sojourn on earth leaves behind a record of impressive service Liberians worldwide will continue to celebrate.

For us, members & sympathizers of the Coalition for Democratic Change, Munah’s passing is a grief too difficult to bear, & a tragedy without remedy; we stand collectively shattered in spirit, starring down a hopeless abyss at the corpse of the CDC Striker who’s death leaves us all empty handed.

Left to us in the party is a vacuum non can truly occupy; who’ll bring our standard-bearer to the microphone again in the revolutionary manner & fashion that would electrify the platform, energize the leader, as Munah so uniquely did?

Munah was a fighter, died a fighter and remains a fighter even in death as her thunderous voice of command continues to reverberate across Montserrado. She was the LEOPARD in town that would chase away the ‘little foxes’ that sneaked out of their holes once to pollute the vine.

– Mulbah K. Morlu, Chairman, Coalition for Democratic Change

Where’s the vibrant voice of distinction that prominently towered above many on the legislative floor for gender and other rights?

Where’s the Striker that carried the CDC’s burdens in District-9, fearlessly confronted critics of hate and fought for our partisans like no other?

Munah was a fighter, died a figher and remains a fighter even in death as her thunderous voice of command continues to reverberate across Montserrado. She was the LEOPARD in town that would chase away the ‘little foxes’ that sneaked out of their holes once to pollute the vine.

Inarguably, Striker-9 was a fighter that could not be silenced; even death soon realizes that a true revolutionary like Munah cannot be contained by a mere grave! Death has only succeeded in creating a physical distance between Munah and those of us that remain, other than that, Munah rises daily to interact with us, reminding us of our responsibility to the CDC.

Munah and I had a deeper personal partisan friendship. This allowed me pay attention to her every word and grasped the things she cared about most. It also helped me to know as Chairman of the party that when it comes to the CDC, Munah always had a wish, and it is only proper to treat her wish as a form of a REVOLUTIONARY WILL she left for all of us to consider.

As she’s being laid to rest after making tremendous sacrifices toward the growth & development of the CDC, Munah did not leave without guidance; she can still be heard calling on us all to stay the course, rise to defend the CDC, uphold its virtues, & be the hundreds of thousands of ‘Cats that must chase the rats’ back to its hole.

As she’s being laid to rest after a prolific trench-warfare, Munah refuses to be silenced by death, issuing perhaps the biggest of her REVOLUTIONARY MANDATE , calling on CDCeans to ‘let’s go to the Sycamore Tree to solve our problems’. These are some of the contents of the WILL and we must all pay attention to ensure Munah’s sacrifices for the CDC does not go in vain as we keep listening to signals beyond the grave for Munah’s thoughts.

Though in tears ourselves, yet the burden of her untimely departure falls heavely on the immediate family; the CDC has come as a part of that family to sympathize, & to console the bereaved family. We invoke the Lord’s consoling powers to strengthen you during these difficult times of mourning; have our deepest sympathies.

And as we remember the accomplished legacy of the CDC only Striker-9, the party will name its vocational training school currently under construction as THE MUNAH E. PELHAM-YOUNGBLOOD CENTER FOR ARTS, CULTURE & VOCATIONAL STUDIES. When completed this year, it shall be opened to all Liberians as a free education platform to build technical & skills capacity, a vision Munah fought to uphold all her life.

We now ask CDCeans everywhere to kindly rise in RESPECT to Munah as we lay wreaths.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithfuls departed REST in PEACE!

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